Submissions for Issue IV: hades (the unseen) are now open. Deadline: 19th November 2021

For Issue IV, we invite you to explore the unknown, the unseen, the darkness and the infernal. Whether this be literally through depictions of an underworld and hell, or metaphorically by exploring how these things live within you or around you.

Email your submissions to: (there is an email template below if you wish to use it).

Submission guidelines:

All pieces submitted should interpret the theme in some way and ideally not use the Issue title to title submissions. You will be asked to come up with a new title if the piece is named ‘Hades’ / ‘The Unseen’, this is to avoid repetition across the publication. Please read the guidelines for each type of submission carefully. On acceptance, you will also be asked to provide a short bio.

All written submissions must be submitted on a Word document or Google doc. Any other format will not be accepted.

You are able to submit to multiple areas and it does not matter if you have been a contributor before. We accept previously published pieces.

Poetry: you may submit up to four pieces for consideration but multiple submissions must be given a page each. Poems should not exceed 40 lines.

Prose: you may submit up to two pieces for consideration.

Creative non-fiction: you may submit two pieces for consideration.

Visual poetry/art and photography: creators may submit up to five images for consideration. Images should be crisp and 300 DPI.

Disclaimer: Free Verse Revolution cannot pay contributors at this time. Current donations go towards paying for the domain name on WordPress and for the time and work carried out by the editor.

Email template

Subject: Free Verse Revolution – Submission(s)

Dear Editor,

Please find attached my submission(s) for Issue IV: hades (the unseen).

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your name]